In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

June 5, 2018

Please pick up your child’s medication!

Please remember to pick up your child’s medications from Brandy. This includes all Inhalers, Spacers, Epi-pens, Claritin, Benadryl, etc. TIS cannot store medications over the summer or for summer camp.  If your child is attending summer camp you must re-check in the medications with summer camp. Medications that are not picked up will be discarded on Wednesday… View Article

June 5, 2018

Grandparents & Special Friends Tea & Art Show Tour – Thank You!

Thank you to all of the students, grandparents and special friends who joined us for the second annual Tea and Art Show Tour! Over 120 guests sipped tea, sampled treats from Saint Cupcake, and toured the beautiful student art show. Many thanks to our volunteers and art teachers without whom this event would not be… View Article

June 5, 2018

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Walk and Roll Challenge Sheets DUE. Please turn them in at any front desk! —————————— THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Parent Network Meeting. Please join us for the last Meeting of the year as we elect our officers for 2017-18. In addition, we will have the NEW TIS After School Coordinator on hand to meet… View Article

May 29, 2018

All-Parent Survey Update – FINAL WEEK!

It’s your LAST CHANCE to take annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 1 to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! Current participation rates from Week 4: Adela 32%     Akiko 29%     Angela 40%     Candy 17% Celina 24%     Charlotte 15% … View Article

May 29, 2018

NEW! After School Survey

Things are moving along on planning for the launch of our After School Care and Activities Program next year. Our after school program will continue to offer care on non-school days and until 6pm. Pricing will be the same – or cheaper! – as this year. Now it is your turn – we’d like to… View Article

May 29, 2018

Come meet our New After School Coordinator!

TIS has hired a new After School Coordinator! She’ll be in charge of all after school programming and activities. Formal announcement to come next week – but YOU are invited to come meet her at the Parent Network meeting on Thursday, June 7! All parents welcome! Speaking of which, we are looking for a few good… View Article

May 29, 2018

Reminder: No school on June 4th!

Just a reminder that next Monday, June 4th is a Professional Development Day. There is no school for students that day, but Square Gator will be open. The annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will be that day as well.  Thanks to all parents and students who helped make last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week so special! It was… View Article

May 29, 2018

Last Day of School Events

There are lots of fun events planned for the last day of school on Wednesday, June 13. Please mark your calendars now! LowK and 5th Grade parents: by now you should have received detailed emails about your specific ceremonies. Please let us know if you have questions! LowK Promotion –  Please join us for a… View Article

May 29, 2018

Spots still available for TIS Summer Camp!

Still haven’t decided what summer camp to send the kids to this year? Look no further! Our award-winning TIS Summer Camp still has space available in all 3 sessions for all three languages. Tell your friends and sign up today! First choice Summer Camp already full? Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language. Every camp offers children the opportunity to build language skills through fun hands-on activities,… View Article

May 29, 2018

TIS Talent Show: LAST CALL for Submissions!

The TIS Talent Show is coming – get those auditions ready! We’re calling for Talent that Shows your hard work. Music / Comedy / Dance / Poetry / Magic / Theatre / Quirky Skills (Speedy cup-stacking?)  Sorry, Lip Syncers, this show’s not for you! The shows will be Friday, June 8 after school at the… View Article

May 29, 2018

Walk & Roll Challenge – Turn in those sheets!

Walk & Roll to School Month come to its official end this week. It’s time to turn in those log sheets! Turn them in at any front desk (Hilltop or Stearns) by next Wednesday, June 6. Your child will get some really cool schwag just for participating. The top winners will get prizes – and… View Article

May 29, 2018

Oaks Park Party – Volunteer Shift Signups

The Parent Network is hosting a party at Oaks Park on the last day of school, and we need your help to make it a success! We’ve divided up the shifts so that they aren’t too overwhelming. Your older kiddo can enjoy the park with friends – or you can take turns with another parent…. View Article

May 29, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, MAY 29  Book Fair Begins! Please stop by before or after school to buy books for your family and friends!  This year, we will have books for sale in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Stearns Hall sidewalk, until June 1. —————————— WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Talent Show Submissions DUE at 11:59pm.  Get those auditions ready! We’re calling… View Article

May 29, 2018

Gun Safety Day – Wear Orange on June 1

Dear parents, June is national gun safety awareness month. On Saturday,  June 2nd citizens around the country will be wearing orange to promote gun safety. I thought on Friday, June 1st our school could participate by wearing orange or wearing a TIS t-shirt. – Anya L, 4th grade Spanish  track student

May 22, 2018

All Parent Survey Update

Have YOU taken the annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 1 to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! Current participation rates from Week 2: Adela 28%     Akiko 29%     Angela 37%     Candy 17% Celina 16%     Charlotte 15%   … View Article

May 22, 2018

NEW! After School Survey

Things are moving along on planning for the launch of our After School Care and Activities Program next year. Our after school program will continue to offer care on non-school days and until 6pm. Pricing will be the same – or cheaper! – as this year. Now it is your turn – we’d like to… View Article

May 22, 2018

Welcome, Elisa Hurtado-Cano

PYP Coordinator Paula Cano  and her husband, David, are elated to announce the birth of their daughter Elisa Hurtado-Cano. She arrived on May 9th at 2:26 AM. Their little Ellie is healthy and starting to explore planet Earth. Paula is recovering well, and is glad that Ellie came right in time to celebrate Mother’s Day…. View Article

May 22, 2018

Oaks Park Party – Volunteer Shift Signups

The Parent Network is hosting a party at Oaks Park on the last day of school, and we need your help to make it a success! We’ve divided up the shifts so that they aren’t too overwhelming. Your older kiddo can enjoy the park with friends – or you can take turns with another parent…. View Article

May 21, 2018

1500 Meter Run 2018

It’s time for the 1500 Meter Run! Parents are invited to come and cheer! Please note that we will be at a TWO locations this year: Lincoln High School on the 22nd,  Duniway Track on the 23rd. Tuesday, May 22nd: Lincoln High School (600 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205) 1st-3rd Grades 3rd Grade: 9:30 (depart TIS) –… View Article